The Khasi Students Union (KSU) has sought take special admission for students of the state, affected by the ongoing violence in Manipur, at the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
Members of the education cell of the union today met NEHU Vice Chancellor Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla with a plea that the university could cater to the aggrieved students so they do not miss their semesters. The union suggested that the university can commence their studies from where they have left or to offer a special allocation of seats to them as deemed fit.
Leaders of the KSU, who were recently part of a delegation of the North East Students Organisation that visited strife-torn Manipur, said that students from the State are in a tight spot and are grappled with fear and insecurity.
The union said their prospect of returning to the state also seems like a daunting task due to sheer psychological trauma and their future appear bleak and uncertain as to when the violence will be contain and normalcy to return in Manipur.
The KSU said that the Vice Chancellor has agreed to look into the matter and to submit names of students, which will be taken up with the Deans of the Board of School Studies, NEHU
Meanwhile, students from the state studying in Manipur are urged to send in their names, course contents and registration number.
The KSU also discussed on the introduction of the four-year undergraduate programme under the National Education Policy, 2020 and urged the university to conduct further deliberations with the colleges.
The union also told the Vice Chancellor that they will not accept implementation of the NEP in hybrid mode. The KSU feels that before implementation of NEP 2020 a meeting of all stakeholders should be held in order to attain a holistic approach while implementing it.